Actian Delivers Record-Breaking Performance on Cisco Unified Computing System

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Vectorwise Raises the Bar Yet Again With New TPC-H Benchmark

REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 12, 2012 – Actian Corporation today announced that its Vectorwise analytic database has achieved record-breaking performance for the Transaction Processing Performance Council’s TPC-H benchmark. Running on a single Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) C250 M2 Extended-Memory Server, Vectorwise delivered the best performance and price-performance for 2-processor servers in 100GB1 and 300GB2 scale factors. These results yet again demonstrate performance for a broad range of business intelligence and decision support systems that were previously not possible without expensive software and hardware.

“Cisco is proud to set these world record TPC-H benchmarks, the industry standard benchmark for decision support workloads,” said Raghunath Nambiar, Performance Strategist, Data Center Group, Cisco, and member of TPC board of directors. “Actian Vectorwise is an industry leading solution for processing complex queries in multi-core environments and when combined with Cisco UCS extended memory technology offers our mutual customers powerful real-time business analytics at a much lower cost than traditional solutions.”

Based on the newly published TPC-H results, the Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended-Memory Server running Vectorwise 2.0.1, delivered best overall performance and best price-performance in 100GB scale factor in non-cluster category. The combined solution offers a record-breaking 332,481 QphH@100GB (Query–per-hour performance metric) and $0.15 USD per QphH@100GB (Price-per-performance metric), based on a $49,644 system cost over a three year time period.

Also, the 300GB scale factor of the Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended-Memory Server delivered two-processor performance and price-performance records with 331,658 QphH@300GB and 0.34 USD per QphH @300GB based on a total system cost of $110,951 USD over three years. Both Cisco UCS configurations are currently available through Cisco and its certified channel partners.

“We are naturally delighted to work with Cisco to establish new bests in performance and affordability for this industry-recognized benchmark for decision support systems,” said Fred Gallagher of Actian Corporation. “Companies of all sizes, across any vertical market, are challenged with real-time analytics especially in big data environments. These performance gains, together with the improvements in price performance, continue to make Vectorwise the ideal data platform for companies that want to win by quickly taking smart action.”

The TPC Benchmark™H (TPC-H) is a decision support benchmark. It consists of a suite of business oriented ad-hoc queries and concurrent data modifications. The queries and the data populating the database have been chosen to have broad industry-wide relevance. This benchmark illustrates decision support systems that examine large volumes of data, execute queries with a high degree of complexity, and give answers to critical business questions.

The performance metric reported by TPC-H is called the TPC-H Composite Query-per-Hour Performance Metric (QphH@Size), and reflects multiple aspects of the capability of the system to process queries. These aspects include the selected database size against which the queries are executed, the query processing power when queries are submitted by a single stream and the query throughput when queries are submitted by multiple concurrent users. The TPC-H Price/Performance metric is expressed as $/QphH@Size.

TPC and the benchmark name TPC-H are registered trademarks of the Transaction Processing Performance Council.

1 http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_result_detail.asp?id=112021302
2 http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/tpch_result_detail.asp?id=112021301
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About Actian

Actian Corporation is the first to unveil a cloud development platform for building Action Apps. Action Apps are lightweight consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data. Actian products incite action at more than 10,000 customers worldwide by driving their mission critical workloads and providing rapid action insights to their data. Actian is headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook and Twitter.

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